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Terrorism

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  • 1. Terrorism The calculated use of violence (or threat of violence) in order to attain political, religious, or ideological goals.
  • 2. Types of Terrorism <ul><li>State Terrorism – terrorism by a gov’t </li></ul><ul><li>State Sponsored Terrorism – terrorism supported by a gov’t </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Terrorism – terrorism supported/promoted for religious reasons </li></ul><ul><li>Ecoterrorism – terrorism supported/promoted for environmental reasons </li></ul>
  • 3. Turning Point in Terrorism <ul><li>1972 Olympics – Munich, Germany </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Black September (a Palestinian group) holds Israeli athletes hostage in the Olympic village. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Goal was to end Israeli occupation of Palestinian land </li></ul></ul></ul>17 people are killed (11 Israelis, 5 Palestinians, 1 German police officer) <ul><ul><li>1st time a terrorist act is viewed worldwide live on T.V. </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. U.S. and Terrorism <ul><li>1993 - 1 st World Trade Center Bombing (1000+ casualties) </li></ul><ul><li>1995 – Oklahoma City Bombing (800+ casualties) </li></ul><ul><li>1995 – Unabomber (26 casualties) </li></ul><ul><li>1996 – Centennial Olympic Park Bombing (112 casualties) </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – Anthrax Letters (5 killed) </li></ul><ul><li>2002 – D.C. Sniper Shootings (16 killed) </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – Holocaust Museum Shooting (1 killed) </li></ul>
  • 5. September 11, 2001 <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oOW-1OwtCA&feature=related </li></ul>
  • 6. Why the U.S.? <ul><li>The U.S. has been accused of being imperialists . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘Americanizing’ the rest of the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promoting an immoral culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being pushy as the world’s only superpower </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Impacts/Results of Terrorism on the U.S. <ul><li>Are we losing constitutional rights and civil liberties ? (p23) </li></ul><ul><li>- Patriot Act – gov’t can search any </li></ul><ul><li>form of communication or record </li></ul><ul><li>(financial, medical) for evidence of terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Immigration? </li></ul><ul><li>Trade? </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment of suspected terrorists? </li></ul>

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